Dru Joyce II

Dru Joyce II is head basketball coach at St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. In his 12 seasons, he has guided the team to a national championship, three state championships, nine district titles and five regional crowns, while garnering one National Coach of the Year award. Coach Dru was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio. He is a graduate of East Liverpool High School and holds a degree in business administration from Ohio University. After leaving a career in the corporate world, Dru built a business around the sport of basketball. His King James Shooting Stars Classic Tournament, now in its sixth year, is one of the largest and most respected travel team tournaments in America, drawing over 600 teams. He is also the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Basketball Association. Coach Dru is the author of Beyond Championships: A Playbook for Winning at Life.

Parenting Influence

Parenting Influence

As parents, our job is to make sure our children grow into responsible adults. Dru Joyce II and Ron Deal share different character traits to instill in your children and some helpful ways to teach them.

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Road Trips

Road Trips

It’s spring break! Let’s take a road trip. Leslie Leyland Fields, David Nasser, and Dru Joyce II share the stories of epic journeys taken with God.

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More Than Championships 2

My Mentor, My Coach

Coaching isn’t just about winning the game. Coaching is teaching boys to become men. Coach Dru Joyce remembers coaching NBA player LeBron James when LeBron first started playing at age 11.

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More Than Championships 1

A Coach for Life

As a head basketball coach in Akron, Ohio, Dru Joyce has been mentor to some of the nation’s best young players, including LeBron James. Hear Dru tell how love for his son drew him into coaching.

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